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Thorn

Dirty Old Man
Between the coronavirus and having to put my Mom in a nursing home during all this stuff going on, I've lot interest in the Texans. Frankly I don't give a **** about them anymore. That will probably change, but not anytime soon. The Texans are so far down on my list of things to keep up with that the only reason I hear about them is coming here to read CNDs updates on CV-19.
 

RGV82

Random guy
Between the coronavirus and having to put my Mom in a nursing home during all this stuff going on, I've lot interest in the Texans. Frankly I don't give a **** about them anymore. That will probably change, but not anytime soon. The Texans are so far down on my list of things to keep up with that the only reason I hear about them is coming here to read CNDs updates on CV-19.
Probably the most random of all "Texans random thoughts" on this topic.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
I just noticed in Uncle Rico's signature that I made his long ignore list. Impressive.
Welcome to the group.

He's a guy that thinks he's the smartest man in the room so he's got no need for other posters opinions. He only wants to discuss with those that agree with him. How smart is that?
 

banned1976

Fire Bill O’Brien
“Random thoughts” on the Texans are relatively sparse these days. Specific thoughts, on the other hand...

We’re in GM season. NFL GM’s earn their paychecks during this time of year. It remains to be seen if our GM has earned his. I have some “specific thoughts” on the subject but those are not appropriate for this thread. And the language I’d use for that subject isn’t appropriate anywhere, at least not on a Sunday morning.
 

texan279

Hall of Fame
“Random thoughts” on the Texans are relatively sparse these days. Specific thoughts, on the other hand...

We’re in GM season. NFL GM’s earn their paychecks during this time of year. It remains to be seen if our GM has earned his. I have some “specific thoughts” on the subject but those are not appropriate for this thread. And the language I’d use for that subject isn’t appropriate anywhere, at least not on a Sunday morning.
Our GM hasn't earned anything except his walking papers...
 

IDEXAN

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
NFL to hold 'fully virtual draft' with coaches, GMs forced to work from home
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2020/04/06/nfl-draft-2020-virtual-work-home-coaches-general-managers/2956203001/
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So "Trader Bill" will just sit in complete solitude in his living room while he goes thru the Texans Draft picks. Truly nobody to answer to. This is gotta be a dream job
for anyone in the NFL because there's no accoutability for our HC/GM. Collectively the McNairs are apparenty so damn ignorant they don't even know how bad O'Brien is
when it comes to evaluating personnel. That's the assumption based upon their total silence in the wake of the Hopkins trade.
I dunno wonder if O'Brien is a drinking man ? He could just get blasted during the Draft and who's to know ? And besides the McNairs could care less it would seem.
 

banned1976

Fire Bill O’Brien
Uh-oh...the GM’s are going to be drafting alone? Are we sure Trader Bill even knows how to use the internet? I have a feeling the Texans will be forfeiting their entire 2020 draft.
 

Lucky

Moderator
Staff member
"Jaylen Watkins is going to be an excellent safety for us," O'Brien said. "He's an excellent special-teams player, really a great teammate, has a lot of respect around the league. We're looking forward to getting started with those guys."
If you're playing the "great teammate" game at home, take a shot.

Maybe O'Brien signed Watkins so some of his league wide respect might rub off on him?
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
NFL to hold 'fully virtual draft' with coaches, GMs forced to work from home
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2020/04/06/nfl-draft-2020-virtual-work-home-coaches-general-managers/2956203001/
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So "Trader Bill" will just sit in complete solitude in his living room while he goes thru the Texans Draft picks. Truly nobody to answer to. This is gotta be a dream job
for anyone in the NFL because there's no accoutability for our HC/GM. Collectively the McNairs are apparenty so damn ignorant they don't even know how bad O'Brien is
when it comes to evaluating personnel. That's the assumption based upon their total silence in the wake of the Hopkins trade.
I dunno wonder if O'Brien is a drinking man ? He could just get blasted during the Draft and who's to know ? And besides the McNairs could care less it would seem.
I like what BOB's done so far trade wise, minus the Nuk trade.

I'm willing to see how the Nuk trade plays out before I pass judgement.
 

Earl34

Veteran
If you're playing the "great teammate" game at home, take a shot.

Maybe O'Brien signed Watkins so some of his league wide respect might rub off on him?
Speaking of Watkins. Prior to getting traded, Hopkins posted the tweet below which led to speculation that if the Chiefs released Sammy Watkins, he might be interested in signing with the Texans. So much for that.

 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
I’m hoping we find a partner willing to give us next years 2nd & this year’s 4th to swap no more than 10 spots of 40.
This is what I hope happens too.

Probably you will get a 2021 3rd and no 2020 4th.

I wouldn't have an issue with this depending on who is on the board at 40.
 

RGV82

Random guy
Name of this forum needs to be changed to 'Why I hate Bill O'Brien Talk' ... there is no Texans Talk going on. Facebook provides more info, smdh
1 - Last I checked, Bill O'Brien was part of the Texans organization, hence "Texans Talk".
2 - In the last 2 pages of this forum alone there are comments about Andre Johnson, Hopkins, DJ Reader and Watson. I am sure in the other 240 pages there are other non-O'Brien comments as well.
If trash talking BOB is the popular topic as of late, then so be it. That is what this forum is for, RANDOM things. There are plenty of other topics dedicated to non-BOB discussion. Feel free to read them.
 

OptimisticTexan

Hall of Fame
NFL to hold 'fully virtual draft' with coaches, GMs forced to work from home
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2020/04/06/nfl-draft-2020-virtual-work-home-coaches-general-managers/2956203001/
***
So "Trader Bill" will just sit in complete solitude in his living room while he goes thru the Texans Draft picks. Truly nobody to answer to. This is gotta be a dream job
for anyone in the NFL because there's no accoutability for our HC/GM. Collectively the McNairs are apparenty so damn ignorant they don't even know how bad O'Brien is
when it comes to evaluating personnel. That's the assumption based upon their total silence in the wake of the Hopkins trade.
I dunno wonder if O'Brien is a drinking man ? He could just get blasted during the Draft and who's to know ? And besides the McNairs could care less it would seem.
Oh my gosh.......OB has just been named Captain of the Titanic!!!!!! Damnit Coronavirus aka COVID-19!!!!!!!
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
1 - Last I checked, Bill O'Brien was part of the Texans organization, hence "Texans Talk".
2 - In the last 2 pages of this forum alone there are comments about Andre Johnson, Hopkins, DJ Reader and Watson. I am sure in the other 240 pages there are other non-O'Brien comments as well.
If trash talking BOB is the popular topic as of late, then so be it. That is what this forum is for, RANDOM things. There are plenty of other topics dedicated to non-BOB discussion. Feel free to read them.
Isn't the fire BOB thread there for that topic?
 
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banned1976

Fire Bill O’Brien
Name of this forum needs to be changed to 'Why I hate Bill O'Brien Talk' ... there is no Texans Talk going on. Facebook provides more info, smdh
As I wrote earlier in this thread, this is GM season (free agency and draft). We're in to free agency already and the (very unusual) draft is upon us. Who is responsible for making the picks for the Texans?

I guess the board could go dead silent until the players are allowed to do something. No idea when that will be. Or we can continue as is, meaning there are those among us that are pretty upset at O'Brien, there are those that support/defend his decisions, and there are others that like some of his moves and don't like others. All have their "voice" and you're using yours to complain about people complaining about O'Brien, also fair.

In short, I'm fine with this forum.
 

banned1976

Fire Bill O’Brien
1 - Last I checked, Bill O'Brien was part of the Texans organization, hence "Texans Talk".
2 - In the last 2 pages of this forum alone there are comments about Andre Johnson, Hopkins, DJ Reader and Watson. I am sure in the other 240 pages there are other non-O'Brien comments as well.
If trash talking BOB is the popular topic as of late, then so be it. That is what this forum is for, RANDOM things. There are plenty of other topics dedicated to non-BOB discussion. Feel free to read them.
Also Eric Murray and Jaylen Watkins are mentioned, an entire article is linked. I mean, if those two guys get mentioned in a thread I'd consider it pretty random.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
Technically there are threads for every "topic". "Texans random thoughts" can be anything. Whether its BOB related or not. There are Watson threads as well, but he is also discussed here.
Well we know this MB is all about technicalities.

Lol
 

JB

Old Curmudgeon
Contributor's Club
My point was that you said there is already a thread about BOB being fired. There are also many other threads about topics that are discussed in here too.
This is also a thread, not the forum I was referencing
 

RGV82

Random guy
This is also a thread, not the forum I was referencing
Not sure what you are saying here. You are replying to a comment I made to someone else. Your initial complaint was that BOB complaints should not be in the "Texans random thought" thread and that there is already a thread about BOB. My point was there are MANY other topics in this thread that already have their own separate threads as well. No reason they can't be discussed here, and in their own separate thread. Anything Texans related that is a random thought is welcome here.
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
Staff member
Contributor's Club
there are those among us that are pretty upset at O'Brien, there are those that support/defend his decisions, and there are others that like some of his moves and don't like others.
I liked that we got Tunsil, didn't like how we got him.

I liked that we got Hyde, didn't like it for one year only.

I like that we resigned Roby.

I don't like that we traded Hopkins, like the 2nd round pick, don't think nothing of David Johnson, hate that we swapped our 4th for a future 4th.... wtf

I didn't think we would resign Reader. He's gone.

I don't like the fact we're going to spend a 2nd round pick on another TE.
 

JB

Old Curmudgeon
Contributor's Club
Not sure what you are saying here. You are replying to a comment I made to someone else. Your initial complaint was that BOB complaints should not be in the "Texans random thought" thread and that there is already a thread about BOB. My point was there are MANY other topics in this thread that already have their own separate threads as well. No reason they can't be discussed here, and in their own separate thread. Anything Texans related that is a random thought is welcome here.
No, my statement (not complaint) was that the forum name should be changed. Try reading it again
 

PapaL

Loose Screw
I was feeling disconnected w this board. Started to read and realized why I’ve kinda stepped away.

Hope y’all are well. Crazy world we’re living both on the field and in real life.

Watson and Tunsil are either about to be the highest paid QB/LT combo in history or this whole dream has been nothing but smoke and mirrors.

Damn, JJ’s career ended up a waste. He’ll be the healthiest he’s been in a long time if next season ever comes but he’ll also be the oldest. He’ll be a Packer some day.

I honestly feel zero excitement about next season. Our story isn’t about the players anymore...and that’s not fun.

Quarantine Day 22 random Texans thoughts
 

banned1976

Fire Bill O’Brien
I liked that we got Tunsil, didn't like how we got him.

I liked that we got Hyde, didn't like it for one year only.

I like that we resigned Roby.

I don't like that we traded Hopkins, like the 2nd round pick, don't think nothing of David Johnson, hate that we swapped our 4th for a future 4th.... wtf

I didn't think we would resign Reader. He's gone.

I don't like the fact we're going to spend a 2nd round pick on another TE.
It appears to me the Texans have doubled down on letting the stars of the team leave or traded because of “money” while overpaying for “blue collar” players. In other words players that practice hard are being favored over more gifted players. If it works out O’Brien and those who believed in his strategy will look like genius’s.

Btw, would have O’Brien traded Hopkins for just a second and swapped 4th round picks had Hyde resigned with the Texans or would we have been “stuck” with Hopkins?
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
Staff member
Contributor's Club
Btw, would have O’Brien traded Hopkins for just a second and swapped 4th round picks had Hyde resigned with the Texans or would we have been “stuck” with Hopkins?
Welll, this will just go into the can of worms we’ve been wallowing in the last 2/3 weeks.

I only like the 2nd because we need another 2nd, not the I think a 2nd & 4th would have been a good trade. I’d like to have seen a 1st, a 2nd, & a third. I don’t see David Johnson as a 1st & a 3rd. Yeah.... really don’t want to go down that road.

Hyde, we gave up a decent OL prospect & Hyde did a good job, like Stills without even half of an off-season program.

Say, that reminds me. If this season starts on time it will be without an off-season program. Getting rid of the people that knowwhat we do & how we do it doesn’t make sense.
 

RGV82

Random guy
JJ Watt made NFLs all-decade team:

OFFENSE
QB Tom Brady*
QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Frank Gore
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB LeSean McCoy
RB Adrian Peterson*
WR Antonio Brown
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Julio Jones
FLEX Darren Sproles
TE Rob Gronkowski
TE Travis Kelce
OT Jason Peters
OT Tyron Smith
OT Joe Staley
OT Joe Thomas*
OG Jahri Evans
OG Logan Mankins
OG Zack Martin
OG Marshal Yanda*
C Alex Mack
C Maurkice Pouncey
DEFENSE
DE Calais Campbell
DE Cameron Jordan
DE Julius Peppers
DE J.J. Watt*
DT Geno Atkins
DT Fletcher Cox
DT Aaron Donald*
DT Ndamukong Suh
LB Chandler Jones
LB Luke Kuechly
LB Khalil Mack
LB Von Miller*
LB Bobby Wagner
LB Patrick Willis
CB Patrick Peterson
CB Darrelle Revis
CB Richard Sherman
S Eric Berry
S Earl Thomas
S Eric Weddle
DB Chris Harris Jr.
DB Tyrann Mathieu
SPECIALISTS
P Johnny Hekker
P Shane Lechler
K Stephen Gostkowski
K Justin Tucker*
PR Tyreek Hill
PR Darren Sproles
KR Devin Hester
KR Cordarrelle Patterson
COACHES
Bill Belichick
Pete Carroll
 

Uncle Rico

Ur apology should be as loud as Ur disrespect was
When listening to the spin from Vandermeer I couldn’t help but be reminded of several members on this board. No Hopkins but we have Cobb. Super bowl here we come!

LMAOOOOOOOOOOO what makes these guys think they are doing ANYTHING like the "moneyball A's" OMG. SMH. OBrien is one of those guys who only thinks an idea is 'good' if it comes from him. Wow! I mean they do know that the internet exists to fact check and keep them 'on time' right? Its outlandish what comes out of these guys mouths and even more sad to see the boot lickers running after them like The Mouth, Pat, Donuts and anyone else who is looking for a silver lining.

 

dream_team

Hall of Fame
JJ Watt made NFLs all-decade team:

OFFENSE
QB Tom Brady*
QB Aaron Rodgers
RB Frank Gore
RB Marshawn Lynch
RB LeSean McCoy
RB Adrian Peterson*
WR Antonio Brown
WR Larry Fitzgerald
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Julio Jones
FLEX Darren Sproles
TE Rob Gronkowski
TE Travis Kelce
OT Jason Peters
OT Tyron Smith
OT Joe Staley
OT Joe Thomas*
OG Jahri Evans
OG Logan Mankins
OG Zack Martin
OG Marshal Yanda*
C Alex Mack
C Maurkice Pouncey
DEFENSE
DE Calais Campbell
DE Cameron Jordan
DE Julius Peppers
DE J.J. Watt*
DT Geno Atkins
DT Fletcher Cox
DT Aaron Donald*
DT Ndamukong Suh
LB Chandler Jones
LB Luke Kuechly
LB Khalil Mack
LB Von Miller*
LB Bobby Wagner
LB Patrick Willis
CB Patrick Peterson
CB Darrelle Revis
CB Richard Sherman
S Eric Berry
S Earl Thomas
S Eric Weddle
DB Chris Harris Jr.
DB Tyrann Mathieu
SPECIALISTS
P Johnny Hekker
P Shane Lechler
K Stephen Gostkowski
K Justin Tucker*
PR Tyreek Hill
PR Darren Sproles
KR Devin Hester
KR Cordarrelle Patterson
COACHES
Bill Belichick
Pete Carroll
I'd like to know how close Nuk was to making the team. I would put Antonio & Julio over Nuk for sure. But I'd put Nuk's performance right there with Fitz & Calvin.
 

RGV82

Random guy
I'd like to know how close Nuk was to making the team. I would put Antonio & Julio over Nuk for sure. But I'd put Nuk's performance right there with Fitz & Calvin.
Agree he is close to Fitz but definitely not even in the same league as Calvin Johnson. I would take Calvin Johnson in his prime any day of the week over Hopkins. It’s not even close.
 

dream_team

Hall of Fame
Agree he is close to Fitz but definitely not even in the same league as Calvin Johnson. I would take Calvin Johnson in his prime any day of the week over Hopkins. It’s not even close.
Calvin was a beast, no doubt. But I'm factoring in that he only played half of the decade.
 

dream_team

Hall of Fame
Ok. Good point. Even that said, I’d still put AJ Green ahead of Hopkins for the decade.
That's fair.

A half-decade Calvin, Fitz, AJ Green & Nuk would be a very good debate for the team. No matter which two you pick, I think the other two are getting snubbed.
 

RGV82

Random guy
That's fair.

A half-decade Calvin, Fitz, AJ Green & Nuk would be a very good debate for the team. No matter which two you pick, I think the other two are getting snubbed.
I mean realistically there are guys snubbed at every position. Putting Aaron Rodgers there over Drew Brees is also debatable. Running back you could also make a case to include Matt Forte, etc.
 


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